Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa) has received 15 bids for the contract to provide consultancy services for the development of the planned AED100bn ($27bn) Clean Energy Strategy.

The prices were received on 28 February.

There was quite a wide difference between the bids, with the low bid being AED2.7m and the highest bid coming in at AED7.4m.

The low bid was submitted by US-based Tetra Tech International. This was about 3 per cent lower than the second-lowest bid of AED2.79m, submitted by the local office of the US’ Protiviti.

Netherlands-based KPMG submitted the third-lowest price of AED2.988m, which was followed closely by a AED2.995m bid from US-based Navigant Consulting.

Full list of bidders and prices:

Company Country Bid (AED)
Tetra Tech Investment US 2,713,000
Protiviti (Middle East) Local 2,797,788
KPMG Netherlands 2,988,000
Navigant Consulting US 2,995,000
CES Clean Energy Solutions Austria 3,217,000
PwC US 3,448,000
EY UK 4,624,000
Deloitte  US 4,700,00
Arthur D Little US 4,850,000
Roland Berger Germany 5,000,000
AT Kearney US 5,290,000
Oliver Wyman US 5,500,000
Boston Consulting Group US 5,560,000
Advention Business Partners Paris 5,700,000
Mckinsey & Company US 7,440,000
Source: MEED    

Dewa has also invited consultancies to submit bids for the contract to develop a strategy and deployment plan for a planned green free zone, which forms part of the Clean Energy Strategy. The strategy was launched in November by Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum.

The new free zone will be called Dubai Green Zone, and is planned to attract both established and emerging companies in the clean energy sector.

The emirate wants to generate 7 per cent of its energy from clean energy sources by 2020, raising it to 25 per cent in 2030 and 75 per cent in 2050.